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[Massachusetts] Sexual minority youth continue to smoke cigarettes earlier and more often than heterosexuals: Findings from population-based data [FREE FULL TEXT]

though rates of smoking for all youth in Massachusetts have declined since the late 1990s, significant disparities remain between sexual minority and heterosexual youth....targeted tobacco control programs in Massachusetts are needed; perhaps shifts in so
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Feb 15, 2018 20:55
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Early onset tobacco cigarette smokers exhibit deficits in response inhibition and sustained attention [FREE FULL TEXT]

early onset smokers (EOS; initiated <16 years old) may be at unique risk of altered development of executive function...EO smoking, in particular, contributes to diminished task-related attention and inhibitory control behaviors in adulthood and provide s
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Feb 15, 2018 20:53
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Varenicline for tobacco-dependence treatment in alcohol-dependent smokers: A randomized controlled trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

Varenicline is safe and efficacious for increasing smoking abstinence rates in smokers with alcohol abuse or dependence. Varenicline may decrease alcohol consumption in this population of smokers.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Feb 15, 2018 20:51
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[UK] LIUTKUS: Can Europe successfully rein in Big Tobacco?

European Parliament will have a new chance to show they’re ready to get tough on tobacco, when they vote on the pending proposal for an EU-wide track and trace system...Perhaps a ‘dieselgate’ for the tobacco industry might be just the catalyst they need t
Modern Diplomacy
added Feb 15, 2018 20:46
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[Minnesota] State Survey Shows Disturbing Rise in Youth Tobacco Use

Youth tobacco use increased for the first time in 17 years, due to easy access to e-cigarettes, aggressive tobacco industry marketing and kid-friendly flavors...For the first time in 17 years, youth tobacco use in Minnesota has increased, according to th
PR Newswire
added Feb 15, 2018 20:41
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Smoking rooms in bars and restaurants in the Netherlands banned

The Dutch Court of Appeal in The Hague has decided to ban smoking rooms in restaurants and bars in the Netherlands. This decision comes as a result of the lawsuit put forward by Clean Air Nederland (CAN).
IamExpat (nl)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:49
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Proposed California bill would allow kids to take medical marijuana medications at school

Hill introduced a bill that would enable kindergarten through 12th grade students...to be given the medicine by a parent or guardian on campus...form of a capsule, oil, or topical cream...would prohibit students from smoking or vaping marijuana.
KABC-TV Channel 7 (Los Angeles, CA)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:46
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[Australia] Austria's plan to stub out smoking ban prompts health plea

Now the Vienna Chamber of Physicians and Austrian Cancer Aid are launching a petition calling on the government to reconsider. Dr Thomas Szekeres, the head of the Austrian and Vienna Chamber of Physicians, says they "don't understand why the government
BBC Online
added Feb 15, 2018 17:40
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[Pennsylvania] Easton officials wary about decriminalizing marijuana

An Easton council member is pushing for marijuana decriminalization... Mayor Sal Panto called the bill a dangerous superseding of state laws. Council member Ken Brown said he worried it would bring marijuana smokers onto the streets where secondhand smo
WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Allentown, PA)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:39
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[Kentucky] Tobacco kills 8,900 Kyians a year; advocates say raising cigarette tax is a win for health, win for state

Representatives and volunteers from the American Heart Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology joined Senator Ralph Alvarado, a physician from Winchester, in a Capitol rally Wednesday to urge the Kentucky General Assemb
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:37
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